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Perl vs. Copyrighting smileys

by Popcorn Dave (Abbot)
on Dec 17, 2008 at 19:09 UTC ( #731027=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Not really news but I didn't know where else to put it. Today's UserFriendly.org combats the Russian businessman who has copyrighted the smileys by using Perl.


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Re: Perl vs. Copyrighting smileys
by zwon (Abbot) on Dec 17, 2008 at 19:29 UTC
    AFAIK he has registered :-) trademark, it's not the same as copyright and it's valid only in Russia. So you can still smile for free ;)
Re: Perl vs. Copyrighting smileys
by cog (Parson) on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:16 UTC
    According to Russia Today, "Russia’s patent authority, Rospatent, has ruled that the smiley graphic cannot be registered as a trademark."
      Victory! :-)


      To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable - Barry Goldwater

Re: Perl vs. Copyrighting smileys
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Dec 19, 2008 at 16:45 UTC
    Unfortunately, the smiley used in the comic is not syntactically valid. ;-)

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